Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Discuss

"If life's not beautiful without the pain, well I'd just rather never ever even see beauty again."
--Modest Mouse The View

Friday, April 14, 2006

OH, HIZZAH!

photo courtesy RachelC

And there was much rejoicing...

yay...

You see how I did that? With the winning of the war? I don't mess around. I get Blogger on my side. Indeed, the 'blog gods saw fit to thwart the Rockel, placing themselves firmly on the side of the Ego. I am a bit saddened, however. I had some marvellous ideas brewing about, including a bit about joining the "Nazi" party as suggested by one AlohaAmby. Ah, well, I have won and that is all that is important. No, wait, it's not. Rockel lost. That, too, is important, and vastly so. So, no more tooly bits (for now), and no more war. Alas, if America's wars were this fun, entertaining, bloodless, and winnable...

Rockel - 0

Ego - 1

w00t

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

This is Where Rockel Lives:



That's a toolbox. It's a box for tools. Actually, it's my toolbox. That means that Rockel is my tool. Do not be mislead: the Rockel works for me. I'm so good at 0wn1n9 the Rockel that he has no clue that I've been using him such.

P.S. Rockel is the tooliest tool in my box of tools.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Dear Matthew Kay Rockel,

Don't F with me.

The First Step

I know.
It's tough.
It hurts,
Sometimes.

The vicious cycle
Of your daily life
Is crippling
Your deceit.

It's time.
Fess up.
Only then
Can recov'ry begin.

And just in case you want me to spell it out for you, that's cuz your a tool and you need to amit it.

Here's a visual representation:


Take your pick. That one's Rockel. With his own little pouch to protect him from the oooh-scary world.

Oh, no he didn't!

It's one thing to jump all up and down like "Aspartame won't give you Cancer, just lymphona, holes in your brain, fat thighs, and retarded babies."

But you crossed the line...

The American Heart Association likes vegetarianism:

"Numerous studies comparing vegetarians and nonvegetarians have reported lower levels of serum cholesterol and lower mortality rates in the former"

"A vegetarian diet appears to induce blood pressure reduction in hypertensive individuals"

"Similarly, high-fiber vegetarian diets have also been associated with reduced risk of obesity." Source

"Most vegetarian diets are low in animal products. They’re also usually lower than nonvegetarian diets in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. Many studies have shown that vegetarians seem to have a lower risk of obesity, coronary heart disease (which causes heart attack), high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus and some forms of cancer.
Vegetarian diets can be healthful and nutritionally sound if they’re carefully planned to include essential nutrients." Source

"I had three arteries with anywhere from 90 to 99 percent blockage. After the surgery, he told me to 'be a vegetarian,' which I 'took to heart.' He also said, "At the age of 40, you have the coronary arteries of a 65-year-old." That was in 1983, so it's been many years since I had the surgery. I've had no return of symptoms, and my last treadmill test was fine." Source

As does the American Cancer Society:

"Some studies have linked vegetarian diets to lower risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and certain types of cancer (i.e., colon cancer)."

"Many vegetarianism proponents believe a vegetarian diet promotes health because it contains less saturated fat, protein, and cholesterol than omnivorous diets. ... Vegetarian diets also provide more fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals (plant chemicals) than diets containing meat."

"Studies indicated an increased risk of colon and prostate cancer with increased animal fat intake. An increase in the consumption of beans and lentils appeared to decrease the risk of colon cancer and prostate cancer."

"A population study in Germany found the death rate for colon cancer was lower among moderate and strict vegetarians compared with that of the general population." Source

And so does the American Medical Association:

"The findings of Davidson et al1 support their conclusion that "free-living persons can effectively incorporate lean red meats into their diets ... without compromising the lipid-lowering benefits of the diet" only if one concedes that such diets, in fact, have virtually no lipid-lowering effect at all."

"A low-fat vegetarian diet can reduce the need for cholesterol-lowering drugs and cardiac surgery. Unlike drugs or surgery, its side effects are entirely desirable, including weight loss, blood pressure reduction, and better diabetic control. " Source

"Vegetarian adolescents were significantly more likely than nonvegetarian adolescents to meet the Healthy People 2010 objectives. This was particularly noteworthy for total fat (70% vs 48%), saturated fat (65% vs 39%), daily servings of vegetables (26% vs 14%), and 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables (39% vs 28%). Vegetarians were also less likely to eat fast food or drink regular soda and fruit drinks. " Source

Not to mention those looney, alternative medicine, holistic fo'k:

"Reviewing 200 cases of so-called spontaneous regression of cancer, Canadian professor Harold Foster, Ph.D., found in 1988 that the great majority of these people (88 percent) had made major dietary changes-usually switching to a strictly vegetarian diet" Source

And what's this: Sports Science?

0wn3d.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

En Gaurde!

Wikipedia cites:

The proven abilityof aspartame to inhibit the glucose-induced release of serotonin within the brain may also affect behaviors, such as satiety and sleep.

Methanol has no therapeutic properties and is considered only as a toxicant. The ingestion of two teaspoons is considered lethal inhumans.

"is considered a cumulative poison due to the low rate of excretion once it is absorbed. In the body, methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and formic acid; both of these metabolites are toxic."

They also cite:

"It was a very interesting paper, that demonstrates that formaldehyde formation from aspartame ingestion is very common and does indeed accumulate within the cell, reacting with cellular proteins (mostly enzymes) and DNA (both mitochondrial and nuclear). The fact that it accumulates with each dose, indicates grave consequences among those who consume diet drinks and foodstuffs on a daily basis."

There's even lawsuits:

Lawsuits were filed in three separate California courts against twelve companies who either produce or use the artificial sweetener aspartame as a sugar substitute in their products.

The suits allege that the food companies committed fraud and breach of warranty by marketing products to the public such as diet Coke, diet Pepsi, sugar free gum, Flintstone's vitamins, yogurt and children's aspirin with the full knowledge that aspartame, the sweetener in them, is neurotoxic. Aspartame is a drug masquerading as an additive. It interacts with other drugs, has a synergistic and addictive effect with MSG, and is a chemical hyper-sensitization agent

And don't forget the conspiracies:

Contained in the lawsuit is the key role played by current Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld in helping to get aspartame pushed through the FDA. Back in the 1980s, Rumsfeld was the President and CEO of Searle who originally owned the patent on aspartame. Plaintiffs maintain that Rumsfeld used his political muscle to get aspartame approved by the FDA despite objections of many FDA health researchers and negative studies

Say it! No ideas but in things.

'Blog Wars are Fun

Nuclear wars are not.

Matthew Kay Rockel

For those of you that weren't aware:

Matthew Rockel, of Red What and Blue, has the middle name "Kay." That's a girl's name.*

For those of you that weren't aware:

In our experimental conditions, it has been demonstrated, for the first time, that [Aspartame] causes a statistically significant, dose related increase in lymphomas and leukaemia in females at dose levels very near those to which humans can be exposed.

The first results of our study call for urgent re-examination of permissable exposure levels of [Aspartame] in both food and beverages, especially to protect children.


For those of you that weren't aware:

Scientists agree that approximately 10% of aspartame (by mass) is broken down into methanol in the small intestine. Most of the methanol is absorbed and quickly converted into formaldehyde. Some scientists believe...the levels of methanol and particularly formaldehyde have been proven to cause chronic toxicity in humans, and the low levels of methanol and formaldehyde in human metabolism are tightly-controlled such that significant increases from aspartame ingestion are not safe.

Phenylalanine is an amino acid commonly found in foods. Approximately 50% of aspartame (by mass) is broken down into phenylalanine. Because aspartame is metabolized and absorbed very quickly (unlike phenylalanine-containing proteins in foods), it is known that aspartame could spike blood plasma levels of phenylalanine.

Based on case histories from aspartame users, measuring levels of neurotransmitters in the brains of animals and measuring the potential of aspartame to cause seizures in animals, some scientists believe that aspartame may affect neurotransmitter production. They believe that even a moderate spike in blood plasma phenylalanine levels from typical ingestion may have adverse consequences in long-term use. They are especially concerned that the phenylalanine can be concentrated in fetal brains to a potentially neurotoxic level...they feel that humans are approximately 5-6 times more susceptible to the effects of excitotoxins than are rodents...they are particularly concerned with potential effects in infants and young children


For those of you that weren't aware:

Matthew Rockel is
Retarded and super lame.
He can't count to five.

* Actually it's an Old Welsh boy's name. That makes him a sheep shagger.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Llamas

Kinda

Play my contest!!